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"Sitti and the Cats"

Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 126, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Researchers must use microfilm copies. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of collection require special appointment; please inquire with a reference archivist. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 4: Publications / 4.6: Fiction, 1942-1995
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref2538

(A) Alexander Malik (B) Selma Bonahoom; Charles Bojrab

Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (1/4" open reel)
Container:
Box 262, Reel AC0078-OT0002
Type:
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Date:
1962 July
Scope and Contents:
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Detroit, Michigan
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must use digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 8: Audiovisual Materials / 8.1: 1962 Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref3353
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Rohlfs, Roland

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref287
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Conover, William

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref92
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[Bowman Garden]: secret garden ("Cat's Lair"), showing cast iron table and chairs with Rhododendron 'Ed Dunn' and 'Unique'; epimedium (pink and yellow) and dwarf hosta as groundcover.

Photographer:
Page, Fay Hauberg  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Bowman Garden (Bellevue, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Bellevue
Date:
1999 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Bellevue.  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Rhododendrons  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Tables, iron  Search this
Chairs -- Iron  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA028009
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA028: Bellevue -- Bowman Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11465

[Helene Schoen Garden]: a kitty fountain and birdbath.

Photographer:
McIntosh-Jones, Sallyann  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Helene Schoen Garden (Vancouver, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Clark County -- Vancouver
Date:
1998 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Vancouver.  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Cats  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA026010
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA026: Vancouver -- Helene Schoen Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11651

Untitled Garden

Creator:
Norfleet, Peter, M\m  Search this
Norfleet, R. Vance, M\m  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
06/04/1987
General:
French colonial house with a romantic garden that combines indoor and outdoor living.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Cats  Search this
Benches, iron  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN036002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN036: Memphis -- Untitled Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11165

West Lake Hills -- David-Peese Garden

Photographer:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Designer:
David, James deGrey  Search this
Peese, Gary  Search this
Architect:
Coote, James Robert  Search this
Lamb, Paul  Search this
Lawrence, Mell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
David-Peese Garden, (West Lake Hills, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Travis -- West Lake Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a planting list, lecture notes, and articles featuring the property of James David.
General:
This two-acre garden in West Lake Hills, a suburb of Austin, Texas is based on classical and Texas garden traditions and designed by a professional landscape architect and horticulturist. The garden has evolved and expanded since its inception in 1978. The garden mixes formal and informal, modern and traditional elements through a series of garden rooms. Strong directional paths and architectural elements unify an otherwise eclectic style.
Features include a swimming pool, greenhouse, dovecote, gravel terrace, pond with limestone terrace bisected by a runnel leading to it, dining terrace, lawn, French-inspired garden and a vegetable garden. Plantings include agaves, bambusa, clematis, ilex, and pollarded sycamores.
Persons associated with the garden include: Robert James Coote (architect, 1979); Paul Lamb (architect, 1988); Mell Lawrence (architect, 2003 and 2007); James deGrey David (owner, landscape architect, 1978- ); Gary R. Peese (owner, 1978 - ).
Related Materials:
David-Peese Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (48 slides; 325 transparencies; 36 digital images)
See others in:
Ken Druse garden photography collection 1978-2005.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- West Lake Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX115
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13523

[Foxlea]: looking over the parterre garden to the courtyard and through the arch of the hornbean hedge.

Photographer:
Lapham, Emilie S.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Foxlea (Wyndmoor, Pennslyvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Wyndmoor
Date:
2013 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Wyndmoor  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Cats  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Standard  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA735025
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA735: Wyndmoor -- Foxlea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17446

[Short Glade Farm]: arbor.

Photographer:
Bumgardner, Deedy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Short Glade Farm (Mount Solon, Va.)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- Mount Solon
Date:
1997 Jun.
Scope and Contents:
Arbor.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mount Solon  Search this
Urns  Search this
Cats  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Vines  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA259009
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA259: Mount Solon -- Short Glade Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19438

Johns, Jaspar - "Field Cat."

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 163, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1988-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 7: Castelli Graphics / 7.2: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref13994

Drawing

Culture/People:
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Long Cat, Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Collector:
John W. Alder, Non-Indian, 1844-1919  Search this
Previous owner:
John W. Alder, Non-Indian, 1844-1919  Search this
Eugene C. Alder (Eugene Charles Alder), Non-Indian, 1876-1955  Search this
Seller:
Eugene C. Alder (Eugene Charles Alder), Non-Indian, 1876-1955  Search this
Object Name:
Drawing
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, watercolor
Techniques:
Drawn, painted
Dimensions:
31.7 x 20.3 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Pine Ridge Agency; Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; Oglala Lakota County; South Dakota; USA
Date created:
1879-1885
Catalog Number:
10/9621
Barcode:
109621.007
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Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6309e5601-2ebf-4029-afa2-28b896eb7586
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118324
Online Media:

Burden basket

Culture/People:
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Object Name:
Burden basket
Media/Materials:
Acacia (Cat's Claw), devil's claw/martynia, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Arizona; USA
Catalog Number:
22/1558
Barcode:
221558.000
See related items:
Havasupai (Coconino)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b23c99be-33b3-43a7-be1a-a3147388db1f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_236435
Online Media:

Textile

Designer:
Jean-Baptiste Huet, French, 1745 – 1811  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: copperplate printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Made in:
Jouy, France
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of W. and J. Sloane
Accession Number:
1943-43-19-a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a480d5d7-0c25-44df-a2f3-197dd2b72f07
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1943-43-19-a

Textile

Designer:
Jean-Baptiste Huet, French, 1745 – 1811  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: copperplate printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Made in:
Jouy, France
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of W. and J. Sloane
Accession Number:
1943-43-19-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f380052c-9332-4373-9719-3d5aac638b46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1943-43-19-b

Textile

Designer:
Jean-Baptiste Huet, French, 1745 – 1811  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: copperplate printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Made in:
Jouy, France
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of W. and J. Sloane
Accession Number:
1943-43-19-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41f44ff03-ded4-4f62-af8f-46ad45e0de73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1943-43-19-c

Heads of Cats and Dogs

Print Maker:
Jean-Baptiste Huet, French, 1745 – 1811  Search this
Medium:
Aquatint in gray and black ink on paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1775
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Accession Number:
1921-22-303
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4932ffbe7-0b92-4a82-9b0f-ebac33e2a672
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-22-303

Lilian Swann Saarinen papers

Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Names:
Cambridge Art Center  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Faculty  Search this
G Place Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Otava Publishing Company  Search this
Reynal & Hitchcock  Search this
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975  Search this
Crosby, Caresse, 1892-  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Koch, Carl  Search this
Kreis, Henry, 1899-1963  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1909-1977
Summary:
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.

Biographical material consists of resumes and biographical sketches, as well as a 1951 blueprint for the Eero Saarinen and Associates Office Building in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Correspondence documents Saarinen's personal and professional life through letters to and from Eero Saarinen and other family members, including six letters from Loja Saarinen; correspondence with artists and architects, including Merle Armitage, Charles and Ray Eames, Carl Koch, Henry Kreis, Carl Milles, Laszlo and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Robert Venturi, and Harry Weese; and friends and colleagues at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Knoll Associates. Also documented is Saarinen's business relationship with Midtown Galleries and Caresse Crosby, and publishers and publications including Child Life, Interiors, Otava Publishing Company, and Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc.

Writings and Notes document Saarinen's work on several children's publications, including Picture Book Zoo (1935) and Who Am I? (1946), through correspondence, notes, manuscript drafts, and extensive sketches. This series also includes Saarinen's ideas for other publications and incorporates some early writings and notes, as well as typescripts of her reminiscences about Eliel Saarinen, the Saarinen family, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Diaries consist of bound diary volumes, loose-leaf journal entries, and heavily annotated engagement calendars, documenting Saarinen's personal life, artistic aspirations, and career development from the 1930s-1970s. This material provides a deeply personal view of the emotional landscape of Saarinen's life, her struggles to balance her identity as a working artist with the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker, and the complex, and often competing, relationships within the renowned architectural family into which she married.

Project files document Saarinen's work on book cover designs, federal and post office commissions in Bloomfield, Indiana, Carlisle, Kentucky, and Evanston, Illinois, reliefs for the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois, and other important commissions including the Harbor National Bank Clock in Boston, Massachusetts, the KLM Airlines installation at JFK Airport, the Fountain of Noah sculpture at the Northland Center in Detroit, Michigan, and the interior of Toffenetti's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Also documented is her role in designs for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, with Eero Saarinen.

Teaching files document Saarinen's "Language of Clay Course" which she taught at Cambridge Art Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Financial records document exhibition and sales expenses for two exhibitions, including her show at G Place Gallery in 1944.

Printed material consists of clippings about Saarinen and her family, exhibition announcements and catalogs for herself and others, and reference files from the 1930s-1940s, primarily comprising clippings of animals.

Additional printed material documenting Saarinen's career can be found in one of two scrapbooks found in the collection. An additional scrapbook consists of clippings relating primarily to Saarinen's parents.

Artwork comprises extensive sketches, particularly animal and figure sketches, in graphite, crayon, ink, pastel, and watercolor. The sketches demonstrate in particular Saarinen's developing interest in and skill with animal portraiture from her childhood to the 1960s.

Photographs are primarily of artwork and Saarinen's 1944 exhibition at G Place Gallery. Also found are one negative of Saarinen, probably with Eero Saarinen, and a group photo including Lilian, Eero, and Eliel Saarinen with the model for the Detroit Civic Center, circa 1940s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930s-1960s (3 folders; Box 1, OV 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1974 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 8, OV 12)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1920s-1973 (1.3 linear feet, Boxes 2-3, 8, OVs 13-16)

Series 4: Diaries, 1930-1973 (1.4 linear feet, Boxes 3-5, 8)

Series 5: Project Files, 1931-1966 (1.7 linear feet, Boxes 5-6, 8, OVs 17-19)

Series 6: Teaching Files, 1966-1970 (3 folders, Box 6)

Series 7: Financial Records, 1940s-1970s (2 folders, Box 6)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1930s-1970s (0.2 linear feet, Box 6)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, circa 1909-1974 (2 folders; Boxes 6, 9)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (1.7 linear feet, Boxes 6-7, 9-10, OVs 20-27)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1940s, 1977 (0.5 linear feet, Boxes 7, 11, OV 27)
Biographical / Historical:
Cambridge artist and sculptor, Lilian Swann Saarinen (1912-1995), studied at the Art Students League with Alexander Archipenko in 1928, and later with Albert Stewart and Heninz Warneke from 1934-1936, before moving to Michigan where she studied with Carl Milles at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1936-1940. Saarinen was an accomplished skier and a member of the 1936 US Olympic ski team.

At Cranbrook, Swann met architect Eero Saarinen, whom she married in 1939. She subsequently worked with Saarinen's design group on a variety of projects, including the Westward Expansion Memorial, which later became known as the "Gateway Arch" in St. Louis. Lilian and Eero had a son, Eric, and a daughter, Susie, before divorcing in 1953.

Saarinen, who had developed an affinity for drawing animals in childhood, specialized in animal portraits in a variety of sculptural media. In 1939, she exhibited her sculpture Night, which depicted Bagheera the panther from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, at the World's Fair. The sculpture was placed in the Boston Public Garden in 1986. In the 1930s and 1940s Saarinen was commissioned to work on a variety of architectural projects, including reliefs for post offices in Bloomfield, Indiana, Carlisle, Kentucky, and Evanston, Illinois, and the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois. She also executed commissions for the Harbor National Bank in Boston, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) at JFK Airport, the Northland shopping Center in Detroit Michigan, and Toffenetti's Restaurant in Chicago.

Saarinen was a contributing author and illustrator for a variety of publications, including Child Life, Interiors and Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly. In 1935 she illustrated Picture Book Zoo for the Bronx Zoo and in 1946 Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc. published Who Am I?, a children's book which Saarinen wrote and illustrated.

Saarinen taught ceramic sculpture to soldiers for the Red Cross Arts and Skills Unit rehabilitation program in 1945, served on the Visiting Committee to the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1959-1964, where she taught ceramics, and later taught a course entitled "The Language of Clay" at the Cambridge Art Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of Saarinen's private students at Cambridge was her cousin, Edie Sedgwick.

Saarinen died in Cohasset, Massachusetts, in 1995 at the age of 83.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 1152 and 1192) including a scrapbook containing clippings, copies of letters and telegrams received, and reproductions of Saarinen's work. There is a copy of Saarinen's book, "Who Am I?", and three albums containing photographs of Saarinen, photographs and reproductions of her work, a list of exhibitions, quotes about her, and writings by her about sculpture. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Lilian Swann Saarinen donated the collection in 1975. She lent additional materials for microfilming in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
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Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
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Citation:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Oversized Animal Sketches, Lions and Other Cats scanned with Box 6, Folder 51

Collection Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Container:
Box OV 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers / Series 10: Artwork
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-aaa-saarlili-ref385

Oversized Animal Sketches, Lions and Other Cats scanned with Box 6, Folder 51

Collection Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Container:
Box OV 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers / Series 10: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-saarlili-ref386

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